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Guest Post: Dirty Kanza Inspiration
   S urely as the registration window opened - and, as it turns out,  quickly closed - the adjacent forums and email lists, silent for months, began to buzz with proclamations of new goals, aspirations, and stories from years past.  What for , one might ask...
Surely as the registration window opened - and, as it turns out, quickly closed - the adjacent forums and email lists, silent for months, began to buzz with proclamations of new goals, aspirations, and stories from years past...
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Keeping it simpler
So, I really wish I'd've stumbled upon this video before I'd made  THIS  post back in April of this year.  This, I suppose, might be best explained because of my lack of boating experience, but, looking at the final result I feel this strong sense of "ooohh...
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Keeping it simpler
So, I really wish I'd've stumbled upon this video before I'd made  THIS  post back in April of this year.  This, I suppose, might be best explained because of my lack of boating experience, but, looking at the final result I feel this strong sense of "ooohh...
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Summertime
A ugust?  September?   .... man, this summer has completely gotten away from me, utterly and completely.  I'll tell ya, my streak which started in June is over.  I'm okay, and it's not the end of the world, but, wow... the month slipped out of my hands like...
August?  September?   .... man, this summer has completely gotten away from me, utterly and completely.  I'll tell ya, my streak which started in June is over.  I'm okay, and it's not the end of the world, but, wow... the mon...
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Two-Hundred & a Dozen Commutes
It's been a Pantani-sort-of-summer; documentaries at night, bicycle commutes during the day, and the realization that cycling caps are the new jerseys. Cheaper, they don't seem to care  about body weight, easy to store... CAPS!  YES!  CAPS! Compared to prev...
It's been a Pantani-sort-of-summer; documentaries at night, bicycle commutes during the day, and the realization that cycling caps are the new jerseys. Cheaper, they don't seem to care  about body weight, easy to store... CAP...
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Lessons Learned, Focus Forward
A bit of follow-up and housecleaning in order, and some changes to the rando approach.   After having some time to digest (pun intended) the Iowa 400k and its nutritional lessons, I've made some smarter choices that I hope to employ on the next ride, which ...
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Guest Post: Dirty Kanza Inspiration
   S urely as the registration window opened - and, as it turns out,  quickly closed - the adjacent forums and email lists, silent for months, began to buzz with proclamations of new goals, aspirations, and stories from years past.  What for , one might ask...
Surely as the registration window opened - and, as it turns out, quickly closed - the adjacent forums and email lists, silent for months, began to buzz with proclamations of new goals, aspirations, and stories from years past...
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Keeping it simpler
So, I really wish I'd've stumbled upon this video before I'd made  THIS  post back in April of this year.  This, I suppose, might be best explained because of my lack of boating experience, but, looking at the final result I feel this strong sense of "ooohh...
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Guest Post: There ARE still good people out there!
Every once in a while a story comes across the forums that captures my imagination, reinforces a core belief or introduces a new way of looking at things for all of us riders "out there" on the gravel, pavement, trails, or paths.  This time, a local rider w...
Every once in a while a story comes across the forums that captures my imagination, reinforces a core belief or introduces a new way of looking at things for all of us riders "out there" on the gravel, pavement, trails, or pa...
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Checking in from beyond... bikes I want, stuff I've done, and random.
Things have been... that ole story?  everyone is busy, dude. Yeah, so, I have finally come together with a plan for the stable.  I acquired a gravel bike finally in late April, and now have taken steps to prep it for fall commuting duty.  The Kogs is great,...
Things have been... that ole story?  everyone is busy, dude. Yeah, so, I have finally come together with a plan for the stable.  I acquired a gravel bike finally in late April, and now have taken steps to prep it for fall c...
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Too much of a good thing? Debatable...
Well, it's certainly been a while... at least a month since my last post of any length.  Yeah, you could say I've been busy - but, I have been riding.  Quite a bit, actually, especially compared with my lack of commuting consistency over the past few years....
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"Back to Work" - Iowa revisited: a 400km report
  I 've been at this game a long time, and it's both frustrating and humbling when I hear my own advice echoed back to me from someone who once had the same issues I had been suffering recently.  This website, thanks to readers like you, has been an interne...
  I've been at this game a long time, and it's both frustrating and humbling when I hear my own advice echoed back to me from someone who once had the same issues I had been suffering recently.  This website, thanks to reader...
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KC and the Sunshine Band - Music on Google Play
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KC and the Sunshine Band is an American musical group. Founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida, its style has included funk, R&B, and disco. The

Digging out, but not like you think.
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The first snowfall of the new season came a little early yesterday, capping off - for me - a long, arduous year. A roller-coaster of a year.

Rage Valley
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Mixing dubstep, electro, old-school video game music, and futuristic bits of Giorgio Moroder, Australia's Knife Party offer up a short, tigh

"You Are Gonna Miss This"
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"You're going to miss this. You're going to want this back. You're going to wish these days hadn't gone by so fast, These are some good time

Vendetta Cycles Townie
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A daily fix of bicycles: commuter, classic, custom, road, fixed gear, BMX, mountain bikes and touring bicycles.

Bicycle Comics - Yehuda Moon and the Kickstand Cyclery | First Things First
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Yehuda Moon works at the Kickstand Cyclery and lives on his bicycle.

#30DaysOfBiking 2012: Pedaling Nowhere - Kansas Cycling News
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This sign for 'Nowhere, Kansas' is located southwest of Baldwin City, along the lines of the Midland Railway.

A Decent $15 Bike Light - Kansas Cycling News
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If you ride you bike at night, or even if you ride at dawn or dusk, a good headlight can literally be a lifesaver, and is required by Kansas

#30DaysOfBiking 2012: Twisted Sister - Kansas Cycling News
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On 135th Street just west of Olathe, Kansas are a couple of good-sized hills known locally as the 'Twisted Sisters'. Here's the steepest one

Southwestern Road Trip Photos
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Here are a few photos and stories from a very long road trip that my wife and I took to San Diego and back, through New Mexico and Arizona.

commuterDude: Commuting and Randonneuring lights, revisted
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Commuting and Randonneuring lights, revisted. It's hard to keep up, but I'm trying to revisit some of the older, informational posts

Kent's Bike Blog: Not Turtle Enough For Your Turtle Club?
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Not Turtle Enough For Your Turtle Club? Years ago, hell decades ago, when I was in elementary school, I took a test. I only remember one que

Kent's Bike Blog: The Thoreau Calculation
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I was in college the first time I really read Thoreau, working my way through Walden when I suppose I should have been working my way throug

Bicycle Friendly
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Home. The Bicycle Friendly Sticker is sweeping the nation. Within the first 24 hours of the website launch, we received over 1500 unique hit

Got the impression that the employee's personal relationships may have trumped customer service. Saturday night, 6:30-ish: wife and I visited from out of town, went to the bar to order carry out. We were greeted by the bartender with the usual coaster toss-out, but coasters were retracted when he realized we were ordering to-go and not staying. He took our order, payment, told us it would be about 10 minutes and never returned to check on us. While we waited, another customer came up and asked for a beer list (this is a brewery, after all), and a different bartender flatly pointed at the wall as he walked by, as if to insinuate "duh.". We finally got this bartender's attention long enough to get a couple glasses of water. This may not seem like a big deal, but I don't care where a person goes: when a customer orders $30 of carry out at the bar, the bartender's next question is "would you like a drink while you wait?". Even a water. When a customer asks for a beer list, at a flippin brewery, you stop and start selling your beer to them. EVERY customer is a potential tip. But, as I hinted at the beginning, these employees appeared in a hurry to get back to chatting with each other, drinking their own drinks, eating their own food, messing on their phones. On a Saturday night. This is a well-regarded brewpub without many locations, and their beer and food IS good... but without customer service and a welcoming atmosphere, they might as well close up the store and just put the beer in bottles to save us the hassle. These guys need a visit from corporate and need to shape up their staff, or those decisions will be made for them, because it's clear: if you have exclusive beers and great food, and it ISN'T wall-to-wall with at least a ten minute wait on a Saturday at 6:30pm, something isn't right.
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